HUMPHRIES, Joseph

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
CH/X 103795
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Friday, February 16, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Marine Joseph Humphries was taken prisoner in the Dieppe Raid. He was one of a work party at Lamsdorf POW Camp who escaped and were shot. The headstone at his Grave states "Royal Marines" followed by "Commando".
 
In March 1946 it was announced In London Gazettes that he had received a posthumous award of Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.
 
Sources
CWGC
London Gazettes Supp. 37499, page 1368
Royal Marines Historical Society
Website dedicated to Lamsdorf POW Camp www.lamsdorf.com
 
Notes
The Naval History website shows his Unit as 40 RM Commando. The CWGC record only shows Royal Marines. Whilst 40 RM Commando were at Dieppe, an additional Unit was with them, 10 Platoon, X Coy, RM Commando [view this unit], were also there. Until further information is discovered confirming, or otherwise, service in a Commando, Mne. Humphries is remembered on our 40RM Commando Roll of Honour.
 

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